Friday Oct 05, 2007

The Computer Swallowed Grandma

I found the following poem in the magazine of the Reading University of the Third Age and I thought that it deserved a wider audience.


The computer swallowed Grandma
Yes, honestly it’s true
She pressed ‘control’ and ‘enter’
And disappeared from view


It devoured her completely,
The thought just makes me squirm
She must have caught a virus
Or been eaten by a worm.


I’ve searched through the recycle  bin
And files of every kind
I’ve even used the Internet
But nothing did I find


In desperation, I asked Jeeves
My searches to refine
The reply from him was negative
Not a thing was found ‘online’.


So, if inside your ‘Inbox’
My Grandma you should see
Please ‘Copy’, ‘Scan’ and ‘Paste’ her
And send her back to me!

Tuesday Jul 31, 2007

Brain Teaser

There are two interconnecting rooms. In the first room that you are currently in there are three light switches. In the second room there is a light bulb. One of the three switches is connected to the light bulb and the other two are not connected to anything. You may pass from the first to the second room just once. When you arrive in the second room you must state accurately which switch controls the light bulb. It is possible to be 100% accurate. There is no way to be able to see into both rooms at the same time and there no way to operate the switches while looking at the light bulb. There is also no windows in either room (either in the walls or in the roof).

Wednesday Jul 04, 2007

An Interesting Maths Problem

I encountered the following problem a number of months ago and spent a couple of days mulling over it before I managed to get the answer. I thought I would post it here so other could enjoy stretching some of the lesser used parts of the brain, Have fun.

Three gentlemen go to a restaurant for Lunch. At the end of the meal the waiter tells them that the bill is £30 so they each give him £10. The waiter takes this to the cashier who says "No, no, no, you have got it wrong the bill was only £25 here is £5 to take back to the gentlemen". On the walk back to the table the waiter thinks a) £5 does no divide well by 3, b) The gentlemen do not know that they have been over charged and were happy to pay the bill that they were given and c) they may or may not leave a tip but I can't be sure. So he pockets £2 and gives each of the men £1 each explaining that there was a mistake in the bill (but not telling them them by how much).

Q1) Now each gentleman paid £10 to start and got £1 back so how much did they spend on lunch?

A) £9

Q2) So how much did they spend in total?

A) £27

Q3) Plus the £2 in the waiters pocket makes a total of?

A) £29

So where is the additional £1?

Thursday Jan 04, 2007

Super Hero Test

The link to this was taken from Dave Levy's Blog but I thought it would be fun to post my personal results as well.

Your results:
You are Spider-Man

Spider-Man
80%
Iron Man
75%
Green Lantern
60%
Superman
55%
The Flash
50%
Catwoman
45%
Hulk
45%
Robin
43%
Supergirl
38%
Batman
35%
Wonder Woman
33%
You are intelligent, witty,
a bit geeky and have great
power and responsibility.
Click here to take the "Which Superhero am I?" quiz...

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